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Barczak, Rafal, MD




English, Polish

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Anal Cancer, Anal Fistulas and Fissures, Cancer of the Small Intestine, Cancer Screening, Colectomies, Colonoscopy, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease, Gastric Cancers, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Incontinence, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Inherited Colorectal Cancers, Intestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pilonidal Disease Surgery


Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic

Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Boston College

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Colon-Rectal Surgeons, Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Barczak listened to my concerns and offered immediate resolution to my problem. Explained everything and answered all my questions.

5 out of 5 stars

I thought the doctor explained everything very well and he was very reassuring and kind

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Barczak is one of the great ones - a real asset. I've been a Registered Nurse for 24 years and it's rare to come across a physician (especially a surgeon) with his demeanor and rapport with patients. He is a gem.

5 out of 5 stars

Explanation of my condition and treatment was discussed and clearly explained.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Barczak was terrific.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing surgeon saved my life twice .

5 out of 5 stars

I am a registered nurse, so I’ve worked with many physicians during my career. Dr Barczak is one of the most compassionate, kind and thorough doctors I have ever come into contact with. He was a good listener and was very careful about maintaining my physical comfort. I would highly recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars

Great medical staff paired with a very knowledgeable doctor. Also second to none accomodations for up coming procedure. Win win situation. Thank you!

5 out of 5 stars

I have had nothing but positive experiences with Dr. Barczak. Dr. Barczak is hands down one of the best surgeon I have seen in my 46 years of life! His demeanor and bed-side manner is calm, positive, thorough, attentive and flexible. I saw him for my colon cancer diagnosis. Dr. Barczak made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I find that doctors usually are distracted or rushed when visiting their patients, but not with Dr. Barczak, I had the sense that this doctor really cared about my whole being. He is definitely my HERO. Sincerely Carla Bell


Dr. Rafal Barczak is a colorectal surgeon with Hartford HealthCare. Clinically, his interests include: inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease; minimally-invasive intestinal surgery; colectomy; colorectal cancer screening and treatment; inherited colorectal disease; sphincter sparing cancer surgery; hemorrhoids; rectal prolapse; rectopexy; treating polyps of the colon and rectum; transanal endoscopic microsurgery; diverticulitis; anal fistulas and fissures; gastrointestinal surgery; anal cancer; cancer of the small intestine; bowel incontinence; constipation; pouchitis; proctitis; perirectal abscesses; pilonidal cysts; and sacral nerve stimulation for treatment of fecal incontinence.

After finishing his undergraduate degree at Boston College, Dr. Barczak earned a medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Connecticut and a clinical and research colorectal fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Dr. Barczak is fluent in Polish and proficient in Russian. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons.


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